The Third Project presents Huffing & Puffing, April 12th from 7 to 9 pm at Art + Method in Brooklyn

Here’s an announcement from VCS alumnae Victoria Hristoff and Gabriella Moreno of of Huffing & Puffing, a Third Project show scheduled for next Friday, April 12th at Art + Method gallery in Brooklyn. I’ve also posted the show’s press release below.

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Dear Friends,

Please join us Friday, April 12 from 7-9PM, for the opening of Huffing & Puffinga two person show presented by The Third Project and Art + Method.

Huffing & Puffing explores the somatic translation of memory and identity.

Below we’ve attached the flyer. We look forward to seeing you there!

Best,
Victoria Hristoff
Gabriella Moreno

The Third Project
A Brooklyn based curatorial project focused on challenging conventional narratives in the contemporary art market. As a platform for emerging artists, we generate a unique space for conversation while rewriting typical curatorial practices.

236 Moore St, suite 401
Brooklyn, NY 11206

HUFFING & PUFFING
April 12, 2019

For immediate release:
Expand your chest until your shoulders touch either side of the room.

Clear your throat and exhale through your teeth.

Even if you are unable to find the bottom of your belly,
Find a spot on the floor.
Anchor your breath.
Lower your gaze.

Inhale, exhale
as fast as you can go
x3 x4 x5

How dry is your mouth? Are you satisfied?

Huffing & Puffing explores the somatic translation of memory and identity.
One renders a sense of self by comprehending the distance between them and the other. The negative space between two beings becomes an area where individuals interact and tension is formed. The physical body holds onto this tensity in different ways.

The work exemplifies the build up and release of these moments internalized. Pointing at the intermediate area between utter flatness, and surface buildup we begin to use mark making as a means to expel tension of affect.
On one hand, employing flatness to objectify and provide
distance from image and memory.
On the other hand, masking image entirely as a means to cover up constraint.
There is a simultaneous build up and break down of the image plane on two opposite ends.

Ambiguity is the apex of tension. Stability is the residue of pleasure.

Exhibiting artists: Victoria Hristoff, Gabriella Moreno

Presented by: The Third Project
A Brooklyn based curatorial project focused on challenging conventional narratives in the contemporary art market. As a platform for emerging artists, we generate a unique space for conversation while rewriting typical curatorial practices.

Visual & Critical Studies